This August Bank holiday weekend there are tones of opportunities to get into the summer vibe and enjoy some festival fun.
Wexford is currently hosting Europe’s largest outdoor Art Festival as ‘Art in the Open’ and it runs until August 4.
Six spectacular ‘Paint-outs’ are the core of Art in the Open Festival where artists will take to some of the Southeast’s most stunning scenery, charming villages and historic towns including Courtown, Graignamanagh, Enniscorthy, Ballyhack, Clonegal, and Wexford Town, where they will create a masterpiece of the vista.
Don’t miss the giant exhibition of all the pieces created featuring hundreds of paintings exhibited in Wexford town at Whites of Wexford.
For all the details see http://www.artintheopen.org/
The Vinegar Hill Battle Re-enactment, August 1 to 3
The third annual reenactment of the Battle of Vinegar Hill is set to take place at the historic Enniscorthy location this Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3 and organiser’s say it will be the busiest battlefield to-date.
The highlight of each day will be the staging of two full-scale battle re-enactments on view freely to the public, the Rebels will capture Enniscorthy Town on Saturday, August 2 while the Redcoats take Vinegar Hill on Sunday August 3 as the forces will amass their strength at the Market Square at 1pm for a wreath laying ceremony commemorating all those lost in battle during the 1798 Rebellion. This will be followed by parade through the town to Vinegar Hill for battle at 2.00pm. Visitors are invited to watch the two armies fight amidst gunfire and explosions, pike charges and cannon fire on the notorious battleground overlooking Enniscorthy. The crown forces will also include cavalry and cannons to launch their assault on the hill.
There’s also plenty of action in town for all the family throughout the weekend, including a visit to the rebel camp of the 1798 Rebellion or the Crown Force Soldiers in Enniscorthy Castle, view traditional crafts or browse the craft and antiques fairs or witness the exhibition ‘Rebels V’s Redcoats’ polocrosse match.
The call to arms for the Rebel Camp is still open, if you think you have what it takes men, women and children can enlist to join the rebel forces at http://www.vinegarhill.ie
For further details on the upcoming Battle of Vinegar Hill Re-enactment see http://www.visitwexford.ie
Gorey Market House Festival – August Bank Holiday Weekend 2014 – July 31 to August 3.
The very best in music, fashion and family fun. North Wexford’s premier open air Festival, is even bigger and better this year with Live outdoor music from Jack L, Corner boy, White Chalk and Riptide Movement plus exhibitions, tons of kids fun, market day, Ireland’s only open air street fashion extravaganza with Brendan Courtney and lots more.
It’s a festival for all the family over the August Bank Holiday Weekend. Check out their fun Jam ‘N’ Jam competition featuring three categories ‘Best Strawberry’, ‘Best Raspberry’ and ‘Best Unusual Combination ‘. Irish food writer Biddy White Lennon will award a prize of €100 for the 1st place entries, €50 for 2nd place and a Jam making kit for 3rd place. The pot of jam dubbed ‘Best in Show’ will win the overall prize of €200.
See http://www.visitwexford.ie or https://www.facebook.com/goreymarkethousefestival